The GooruGoogle continues to blur the line between physical and digital. What used to only live on ink and paper can be edited right in your Drive. The OCR (Optical Character Recognition) feature in Google Drive can convert an image of a physical page of text into an editable Google Doc.


I use this feature to make changes to recipes I find in cookbooks, but it can also be used for legal documents or school assignments, the possibilities are endless. Today, we took this feature to the test when we used Google Drive to transcribe an image of a typed thesis paper and then a (poorly) handwritten note. See for yourself what you can accomplish with this next-level scanning technology.





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